kingkeld's Journal, 18 January 2012

Yesterday, something amazing happened. The day before, I had made a decision to FINISH this weight loss journey (or, at least the part up until surgery and maintenance) STRONG, and to quit self-sabotaging. I took a look into myself and decided that I was ready for this, and that this was something I needed and even more WANTED to do.

Then, yesterday morning's weigh-in gave me a whopping 2 kg weight drop.

This made me think. I can't recall the last time I have had a drop of two kgs (that't a little over 4 lbs!) in ONE day.

Is this something that can happen simply because you make the decision? I saw this back when I started to. I made the decision. I made it SOLID. I made a pact with myself that this is what I will do, and this is how I do it.

The question that kept teasing my noggin was, whether making the decision can actually make you lose weight, just as NOT making the decision whole-heartedly can make you NOT lose the weight you really want.

I'm not only talking self-sabotage, of which I think I have been guilty of lately. I'm talking about that our bodies will simply react. I am focused on a weight number, and if I am not ready for it to reach "next level" then my body simply won't give it to me. Now I am ready to shed the last kgs, and now my body lets me.

You see, not only did I lose 2 kgs for my weigh-in yesteray. I also lost 1.2 kgs for today's weigh-in. That's 3.2 kgs in two days! I can't grasp how that's even possible. I'm not even counting fluctuation from Indulgence Day in.

This means, that I can today announce this picture:

I am now officially under 80 kgs! Woooo hooo! I've been doing my little happy dance all morning - hopefully that'll burn some calories! :)

Thinking back to yesterday, I see what I have been doing right.

1. A good breakfast (the one I always eat: Rye bread, boiled eggs, ham. Not sure if I had the ham, actually...)
2. A light and sane lunch. Work served sandwiches, and I got a ham/cheese one. It was served in a bun, about 100g, and the bottom half had mayo. I tossed the bottom half of the bread with the mayo, and kept the top half. That left bread with no mayo, a slice of ham, a slice of cheese, lettuce, bell pepper and tomato. Not bad. I weighed the bread to make sure of my intake.
3. Chicken salad for dinner. Basically a lettuce/tomato/cucumber salad with pieces of chicken. No dressing. Yum!
4. Snacks were two bananas, a pear, and carrots.

I did all good, healthy choices, and I'm gonna try to keep doing this. Sure, I will still do my ice cream dessert at night, I truly don't think it causes any damage to me, and it's only 90 calories for one serving. And I will only have one serving. I'm pretty set on this. If I see it messing me up, then I will skip it. Then again, I might end up skipping it anyways. We'll see.

Today, I have a BUSY day at work. I didn't sleep haft the night, pondering on my damn cases. I hate being stressed about this. I'm gonna spend this week trying to work out what I can do to get sharper on the trouble cases, get ahead of them and deal with them. I need them gone, gone, gone from my head. I need my sleep, if I want to focus at work (and in life in general). Don't worry, I'll get there.

Then, after work, I will be going to the gym. I have music and movies lined up on Tabby, and I'm really looking forward to it! I didn't go on Monday, as the gym was jam packed. I guess that's the downside of going to the cheap gym sometimes. There was a line by the treadmill, so I opted to go home and do my bike instead, which I did for a full hour. If it's packed again, I just might do this.

Other than that, not much more going on today. I'm so excited about the weigh-in though. I can't believe that I am finally under 80 kgs. I remember thinking, way back when I started, that I'd be happy if I could only get below 110 kgs. That would be a perfect accomplishment. 110 kgs was a huge deal, as I would have to lose 45 kgs to get there. It was quite a mission to go on.

When I look at profiles here on Fatsecret and see that people have goals that are up that high, I often think to myself that it's great. I think that it's awesome that they set a goal. I think it's awesome that it's reasonably accomplishable. But I also hope that they will change that goal again after. I hope they don't just say "Well, I made it, that is it. Good enough is good enough". I hope that they ask themselves if they can keep going, and then do so. Change the life style. Change the habits. Become the better version of yourself. Then continue to come down in weight.

This journey is so emotional sometimes, all the ups and downs. We all have them, and it's so good to know that there are people out there (that's you, buddies!) who care and can related, who'll listen when the going gets tough, and cheer when the tough gets going. I'm glad I'm back in the latter category again. Let's try to stay there.

Today I am thankful for:
- and AMAZING new lowest weigh-in.
- being able to brag about being in the high 70's!
- wife being a super support (Love you, babe!)
- a lunch sandwich yesterday that wasn't as bad as I feared.
- a good day coming today.

Take care, my friends, LIFE IS GOOD!
175.5 lb Lost so far: 166.2 lb.    Still to go: 0 lb.    Diet followed 100%.

Diet Calendar Entries for 18 January 2012:
1215 kcal Fat: 24.06g | Prot: 73.06g | Carb: 171.94g.   Breakfast: Rye Bread, Sliced Ham (Extra Lean). Lunch: Mixed Vegetables (Frozen), Pork Chop. Dinner: chicken breast, mixed vegetables. Snacks/Other: kakaois, apple, tangerine, Werther's Original Sugar Free Hard Candy. more...
2870 kcal Activities & Exercise: Standing - 6 hours and 30 minutes, Walking (moderate) - 3/mph - 20 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours, Sitting - 7 hours and 10 minutes, Desk Work - 2 hours. more...
on diet kingkeld's own diet   losing 18.5 lb a week


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WOW...that is amazing...congratulations! I would be doing the happy dance also. I have made the very firm decision also...let's hope that it results in a wonderful whoosh for me also!!! lol I am so happy for you, King! Only 5.7 more pounds!!! What a feeling that must be! Have an awesome day! 
17 Jan 12 by member: ctlss
Thanks, ctlss! I think a lot of this IS in the mind. That decision is really an important part. Not sure what it is that happens, but I do think we can WILL a lot of things, if we really want to. 
17 Jan 12 by member: kingkeld
What an inspiring journal. I am late for work today, but I quickly had to read what you say. Have a wonderful day, Keld. CONGRADULATIONS! 
17 Jan 12 by member: Ryan75
Congrats Kingkeld! I am happy for you. I love the penguin gif! Your meals sound great. Its great when we can adapt and overcome whatever we are being served to eat right! Have a good day! 
17 Jan 12 by member: posterchild66
That totally makes sense! Because when I had my goal weight at 70 kg I really struggeled, and once I put it back up to 75 I did much better again, because that's where I wanted to get to in my mind. Congrats in the huge losses! And wow you only weigh like 4.5ish kg more than me! You are real skinny now! 
18 Jan 12 by member: sunshine_girl
Congratulations on going below 80kg kingkeld. This is very inspiring stuff.  
18 Jan 12 by member: kingrock33
Whoop, whoop, whoop... You have worked for so hard, for so long.... You soooo deserve that loss :-). You are very good at choosing food, when it is out of your control, and doing things like throwing away the bread roll with the Mayo on. This will certainly see you right in the future :-). So happy for you - interesting concept - you almost "thought" yourself thin. There are quite a few books out on this theory - I have one by Paul McKenna, but I just googled it and there are a couple of people who have written books about this. Google - think yourself thin. 
18 Jan 12 by member: Sk1nnyfuture
Awesome!! Congratulations!! Love reading your journals! 
18 Jan 12 by member: pebbles0927
Congratulations! That's amazing. :) 
18 Jan 12 by member: just.keep.swimming
A big pat on the back to you! I hope you are very proud of your hard work and efforts. CONGRATS! :) 
18 Jan 12 by member: Lindsay6384
Awesomeness!! Congrats!  
18 Jan 12 by member: ZippyDani
Isn't it crazy how your body works sometimes? Nice work- congrats on the huge breakthough and keep it up- you're almost there!!! 
18 Jan 12 by member: gnat824
Nicely done young Fella 
18 Jan 12 by member: Rpalmst
Congrats! You totally deserve that weight in! What an accomplishment!  
18 Jan 12 by member: Tarla
WONDERFUL. INSPIRING. AMAZING. AWESOME. So proud, Keld. CONGRATULATOIONS! (Sorry for shouting. It's just so great) 
18 Jan 12 by member: Helewis
Congrats!! So happy for you! 
18 Jan 12 by member: tglenna
Happy Dance all day! Way to go!!! That is Outstanding!!! I love the positive mind set! That is so inspiring!  
18 Jan 12 by member: M.Trublu
Mind over matter - we have so much power and we only glimpse a fraction of it. Well done you, not much left now :) 
18 Jan 12 by member: Earthlady
Way to go!  
18 Jan 12 by member: rachel2writer
Oh yeah, aha, oh yeah, aha....yippee, woohoo, yippee, woohoo! That's may "happy dance" for you...I am so proud of you!!! 
18 Jan 12 by member: SoLosingIt


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